“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Avery Island in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


McIlhenny Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, June 6, 2018
1. McIlhenny Marker
Inscription.  A self taught naturalist, Edward Avery McIlhenny returned to Avery Island from an arctic expedition in 1898. He shortly took over the family's TABASCO® pepper sauce business. McIlhenny married Mary Matthews of New Orleans and built a house in what became Jungle Gardens. Together they reared three children on the Island. McIlhenny applied his curious skills to running the family business, caring for his mother and extended family members, and learning to harness his boundless curiosity, abilities , and vigor to serve this small, isolated "island."

In 1924, McIlhenny's original house burned. It was rebuilt soon after, in a more restrained style, and this structure presently stands in Jungle Garden. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentExplorationHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 29° 54.469′ N, 91° 54.709′ W. Marker is in Avery Island, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on Jungle Garden Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map

McIlhenny Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, June 6, 2018
2. McIlhenny Marker
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. Marker is in this post office area: Avery Island LA 70513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bird City (within shouting distance of this marker); Bamboo (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunken Gardens (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buddah (approx. ¼ mile away); Boat House (approx. ¼ mile away); This Buddah (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cleveland Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southern Live Oaks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avery Island.
More about this marker. Stop #13, located along the Jungle Garden self driving tour.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2018.

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